Illinois IT Services Company Graphtech Systems, LLC, Acquires Forget Computers, Ltd. to Extend Lead in Serving the Creative Market

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One of ChicagoÂ?s leading providers of IT Services to marketing, graphic arts and creative firms, this week acquired a technical leader in the same market space in a friendly combination that will further add value to both companyÂ?s customers.

One of Chicago’s leading providers of IT Services to marketing, graphic arts and creative firms, this week acquired a technical leader in the same market space in a friendly combination that will further add value to both company’s customers.

"We’ve always prided ourselves on having the deepest possible understanding of our creative customers’ businesses, and how we can best help them reach their goals," said Ed Joras, a Principal of Graphtech Systems. "We found a similar passion in the people and leadership of Forget Computers. By combining our consulting, technical and administrative resources, we can deliver even greater knowledge and value to our mutual customers."

Said Ben Greiner, who founded Forget Computers after a successful career as a creative professional in Chicago-area marketing firms, "As we continued to grow, we wanted to focus our energies on delivering even more value to this market. We’d always found respect for Graphtech among our creative market customers. Looking deeper, we found a successful and proven partner with a great operational infrastructure who knew and appreciated our specific customers and their needs. We can concentrate on doing what we do best, and leverage even more resources for all our clients." Forget Computers was founded in 1998, is located in Chicago and also has an office in New York City. Graphtech will keep all offices in operation, and Greiner will join Graphtech as a Partner of the combined operation.

The combination enables creative market clients throughout Illinois to optimize both the planning and operation of their information technology to best meet their business goals. In addition to a strong knowledge of the most effective use of IT infrastructure within creative firms, Graphtech brings unique and in-depth expertise in work flow and color management to its creative clients.

"What’s been critical to the long term growth of both companies is the ability to work with a client’s existing IT investment to help them get the most out of it. This means our understanding of their current platforms – whether Macintosh or Windows-based – has to be top-notch. By focusing our business on specialized vertical markets, we stay at the leading edge of enabling our customers to leverage their investments," said Steve Feldman, President and founder of Graphtech.

Graphtech retained specialist mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Dippell & Associates, Inc. to advise on the combination.

For additional information, please contact: Contact: Steve Feldman, President, Graphtech Systems, LLC, 847-374-1600, http://www.graphtechsys.com.

About Graphtech Systems, LLC

Graphtech Systems was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL. Its largest customer base is in the creative market, although Graphtech also serves the education and general business markets throughout Illinois. The company provides information technology strategy, planning, implementation and ongoing operations services in unique formats tailored to the specific needs of these customers, enabling them to gain the greats business benefit from their IT investment.

Contact Information:

Steve Feldman, President

Graphtech Systems, LLC

847-374-1600

http://www.graphtechsys.com

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